Natyarangam, the annual festival of Narada Gana Sabha, is being held from August 12 to 17 at the Narada Gana Sabha. In the 2011 edition of Natyarangam, 15 dancers will take the stage, to present “Kadhai Kadhaiyam.” with subjects drawn from modern short stories. The works of the following authors have been chosen: Pudumai Pithan, Thi. Janakiraman, Asokamitran, Jayakanthan, Sivasankari, Indira Parthasarathy, Poomani and Ambai. The short story will find its counterpart in the epic, mythology or old Indian literature of any language.
For More Info:
Live coverage can be watched daily at 6.15pm IST at
http://www.kalakendra.com/shopping/bharatham-kathai-kathaiyaam.php (But I think you may need an account with Kalakendra)
To purchase it as a CD http://www.kalakendra.com/shopping/bharatham-kathai-kathaiyaam-p-
Quote from narthaki.com at facebook: “the current festivals in Chennai for young dancers or new themes is posing a difficult challenge for the classical community. They are just not equipped to cross over to literature from other genres – especially modern and contemporary writing.. good luck to all of them but, from what I have seen during some rehearsals, the results will be mostly damp squibs” – https://www.facebook.com/NARTHAKI
Credits; Mr. Ragothaman
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